Deepwater Drillship Package Order for Aker
Aker Solutions to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a deepwater drillship Jurong Shipyard is building for the Brazilian market.
On 25 August 2012 Aker Solutions (AKSO.OL) announced a contract to supply six drilling equipment packages to Jurong Shipyard. The contract included an option for an additional drilling package, which the customer now has exercised. The contract includes complete topside and subsea equipment (drilling riser and blow-out preventer) and its value has not been disclosed.
he equipment will be delivered from Aker Solutions in Norway, Germany and Brazil. Aker Solutions is building a new $100m service and manufacturing facility in Macaé, Brazil's offshore capital, in order to meet expected growth.
The drilling unit will be the second of seven vessels to be delivered by Jurong. The contract includes project management, engineering, topside equipment, subsea package including Aker Solutions' Clip riser, and commissioning of the rigs at Jurong's yard in Brazil.
"We look forward to continuing the good, long-term collaboration with Jurong Shipyard and the drilling contractors on this project," says Thor Arne Håverstad, head of Aker Solutions' drilling technologies business.